May 27, 2022
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Oswego School District 308 data shows drop in COVID-19 cases among students, staff

The number of COVID-19 cases among Oswego School District 308 students and staff members declined over the past week, according to information provided by the district.

A total of 122 students had tested positive for the virus between Jan. 10 and Jan. 16, two fewer than the 124 students who had tested positive for the virus between Jan. 3 and Jan. 9, district data shows.

The number of district students in exclusion due to exposure to the virus, however, increased from 104 between Jan. 3 and Jan. 9 to 186 between Jan. 10 and Jan. 16.

The number of COVID-19 cases among district staff members fell from 55 between Jan. 3 and Jan. 9 to 14 from Jan. 10 to Jan. 16.

A total of four staff members were listed by the district as in exclusion due to an exposure to the virus between Jan. 10 and Jan. 16.

A breakdown of the COVID-19 cases reported among students over the past week show show that 54 were reported at the district’s elementary schools, 15 were reported at district junior high schools and 53 reported at district high schools.

At the elementary level, the most cases were reported at Prairie Point with 11, followed by Churchill with 10 cases. Cases reported at other elementary schools are as follows: Boulder Hill, 0; Long Beach, 4; Old Post, 2; Fox Chase 7, Grande Park, 3; Southbury, 5; Homestead, 3; The Wheatlands, 2; Hunt Club, 2; Wolf’s Crossing, 1; Lakewood Creek, 2; and Brokaw Early Learning Center, 1.

At the junior high level, the most COVID-19 cases, 6, were at Traugher, followed by Bednarcik with 4; Murphy, 2; Thompson, 2; and Plank, 1.

A total of 39 cases of COVID-19 were reported among students at Oswego High School, and 15 among students at Oswego East High School.